Father Paul’s 75th Birthday Celebration
On Saturday, October 27, 2007, there will be a celebration at the All Saints Center on Bayview south of Finch, for Father Paul’s 75th birthday. Please reserve the date in your calendars and tell
others about the celebration. Tickets will go on sale soon for $125 per person which includes dinner with wine and a gift for Father Paul. Watch for more details.
Congratulations to our young people who were confirmed last Tuesday, April 24th by His Grace, Bishop Greco.
CHILDREN’S FAITH PROGRAM – AN OPPORTUNITY TO HELP!
Vivan Ng, who has been the coordinator for the past 7 years, will be retiring at the end of this school year. We are in need of a replacement. Our Children’s Faith Program consists of about 20 classes which are held at St. Gabriel’s School every other Sunday morning from 10 – 11AM. We are hoping that some of the parents whose children benefit from this program will come forward to coordinate this program. If you are interested in helping please call the parish office at 416-221-8866 and we will send you a job description. Please give this appeal serious consideration, especially f your child is in the Children’s Faith Program.
|May 1||9:00AM||MARGARET AUST req Sheldrick Family|
|May 3||9:00AM||EVELYN MITCHELL req Phyllis Milligan|
|May 4||9:00AM||GUS CALDERONE req Marie & Family|
|May 5||4:30PM||ASMA CHEHADE req Family|
SUNDAY COLLECTION: April 21/22, 2007
|# of Env.||137||105||165||71|
STREET HAVEN AT THE CROSSROADS – SERVICES FOR WOMEN
This organization has been serving women in need since 1965, providing a 22-bed shelter and drop-in centre for those struggling. Street Haven’s programs include addiction support groups, computer literacy training, a health clinic and personal counseling. Today is ShareLife’s Second Collection! Help us to help our agencies reach out to those in need of literacy training, personal counseling and family therapy.
Recognize. Reflect. Respond. ShareLife
2006 SHARELIFE TOTAL: $163,159.52
2007 TO DATE: $111,116.75
St. Gabriel’s Church Mosaic Souvenir Pictures
are available again for purchase. Samples are in the office showcase. These are suitable for gift giving and as a nice remembrance of our old church.
WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS – SUNDAY, APRIL 29, 2007
On this World Day of Prayer for Vocations, let us pray that God will raise up numerous Holy Vocations to the priesthood to keep the faith alive and guard the gracious memory of Jesus Christ through the preaching of His Word and administration of the Sacraments.
10:30 AM – 12 NOON
TOPIC: VATICAN II – THEN AND NOW
Friday, May 4th at 9:30AM to 12 noon. Please see the time schedule on the table inside of the Church.
ENGLISH ROSARY GROUP
Saturday, May 5th at 3:15 PM in the Library.
CHINESE ROSARY GROUP
Sunday, May 6th at 300 PM in the Gabriel Room.
ECO – SABBATH
Sunday, May 6th at 11:30 AM in the Gabriel Room.
All are welcome to join us as the Passionist Centre for Ecology and Spirituality facilitates a 30 minute reflection and discussion prompted by the readings for that Sunday’s liturgy. The guided reflection brings an ecological perspective to the readings.
SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT de PAUL – Membership Invitation
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is an organization devoted to the assistance of our neighbours in need within the parish and also within the Greater Toronto Area. The scope of the latter activities is outlined on the St. Vincent de Paul poster on the notice board in the church gathering area. However, the principal and fundamental activity of members is to visit those looking for help, assess their needs and assist them in whatever manner is most appropriate, frequently in the provision of food, clothing and furniture. The St. Gabriel’s group or “Conference” is looking for new members. Anyone who is interested and would like to know more is invited to get in touch with Philip Taylor at 416 225-7750.
MEGAN’S WALK: CREATING A CIRCLE OF HOPE
is named in honour of Meagan Bebenek who died of a malignant brain tumour. The sixth annual Walk will take place on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 13th with registration starting at 9:00 AM. A 5km event for all ages begins at Ontario Place and culminates at Sick Kids. Funds raised support paediatric brain tumour research at SidkKids. For information, to register or to donate online, visit www.meaganswalk.com or call 416-239-7843.
QUEEN OF APOSTLES WOMEN’S RETREAT
MAY 4 – 6, 2007
Why not plan to attend a retreat at Queen of Apostles in Mississauga. The theme is “Touching the Wisdom Within Us”. For further information or registration call Anne at 905-278-5229.
LONGING FOR THE HOLY…women who search for God.
Single women, 18-40, are invited to a retreat weekend on May 4-6 or May 25-27, given by a team of Sisters of St. Joseph. For information call Sister Dorothy: 416-934-0042.
BLOOD DONOR CLINIC
Monday, April 30th
2:30 – 7:00 PM
St. Gabriel’s Parish – Gathering Space